Dog Bed

This dog bed is so weird! It looks like a person was chopped in half and has taken up residence on your couch. I think my cat would like this more than dog. Bernard is always trying to sit on my lap. Now he can be happy and I can have my hands and lap free. Win win. This is a very simple DIY. You need a pair of jeans, old clothes, a pair of socks, and a belt.

Take the pants and stuff them with the clothes. Grab your socks and wrap them around the legs. That will keep your clothes in and it will make it look like your ‘human shaped bed’ has feet. Take a belt and secure it at the top to keep everything in. Lastly, position the legs into a ‘criss-cross applesauce’ or ‘Indian Style’ pose. What do you think? Is this for you? Be sure to check out these other adorable beds from Country Living.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Pant Leg Puppy Bed

Look at this super easy DIY bed for your doggy. LOL

Posted by Tip Dog on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Koi

Are you familiar with Koi? They are a large, carp-ish fish that is kept for decorative purposes. Originally bred in Japan, they are quite beautiful with bright colors and wonderful patterns. We had four in our water feature until they mysteriously disappeared. (Maybe a raccoon?) Anyways, YouTube user “TCHelmut” has the best koi pond that I have even seen! And the most unique. It’s basically an upside-down fish tank.

He built a lookout tower in the middle of his water feature. The fish are able to swim up the tower and back out as they please. Koi are so beautiful and this type of tank makes it much easier to enjoy how lovely they are! I bet they enjoy the view too. It would be awesome to have a few of these that are all different heights. Don’t you think? Just in case you’re curious… you can learn more about Koi here.

Here’s the video… Enjoy! If you’d like to see how the air was removed from the tower – check here.

Castle

Bernard would love this! Who is Bernard? My siamese cat. He is full of himself and loves destroying my furniture. One couch…gone! Another…only slightly damaged and luckily savable with a lovely slipcover. I bought him this awesome cat tower off of Amazon and so far he is loving it and keeping his claws away from the recliners. I never considered a DIY version. Especially not one shaped like a castle.

Tumbler user Westerner71 built his feline friends a cat scratching post/home shaped like a medieval castle. Cool! It doesn’t look that hard, if you have some basic carpentry skills, which I don’t. Do you? Do you have a cat? If you answered yes to both of those questions you should make this for Fluffy.

I’m guess that your baby probably isn’t named fluffy. Did you know there is a list of the most popular feline names each year? Just like babies. Crazy.

See more pictures of it here…

Tumbler: Westerner71’s Cat Castle Build Photos

Feeder

Do you have a dog? It’s estimated that 37-47% of all households in the United States had a dog. That’s 70-80 million furry pets! Out of those millions of pooches, I own two. Denali and Naya. My sister’s dog, Dez, is over all the time too. So I basically have three. Love those guys! They sure are messy though. Especially when they are eating. This nifty feeder might help with that.

This video shows you how to turn an old dresser chest of drawers into quite the fancy looking dog feeder. This will be the next thing to be watching for at summer garage sales or thrift stores. You can find an old dresser for just a few bucks. This feeder is so nice because you can tuck the bowls away when you need to, or if you’re trying to clean up, or help Fido stay trim.

The only thing I might change is having the food in a tupperware or plastic bin. It’s important to keep the food in the best condition.

See it for yourself in the video below… Enjoy!

Cats

You probably know your cat is in danger from other animals, cars, disease, and people. But did you know your cat can be a danger to other animals? They are an animal after all. I’m not just talking small mammals like mice and rats. Cats kill approximately 1 billion songbirds every year. Yes, billion with a B. (Those are the good birds.) If you have noticed a decided dearth of birds in your backyard, your cat may be to blame. Here is an ingenious way to keep your cat safe and those nice birds too.

Check out the catio. Catios, are backyard enclosed patios for cats, are able to keep your cat safe from cars, dogs, owls, hawks, and other people. Yes there are many predators out there waiting to prey upon your little Puss in Boots. My cat is content in the house. But not all cats want to stay indoors. This may be a solution for those who are not. You can make your own and share pictures in the comments. I am curious as to what features your cat would love.

Get all the details to build your own here…

LittleThings: Cats Are Free To Roam Safely With ‘Catios’ (photos)

Ornaments

I love our pets. They are a huge part of our family and just like us. Loud, crazy, energetic, and a little annoying. Yup, that sounds like family. This family needs to get our Christmas decorating done. I love pulling out our old ornaments and looking at them. One set of ornaments that is missing is homemade ones from the pets. This video from from Jumble Joy shows how to make Christmas ornaments of your furry friends’ cute little paws.

You will need one cup of salt, one cup of flour, half a cup of water, parchment paper, a cookie cutter (or something to make the dough into a round shape), and a four legged friend willing to lend you a paw. Press the paw firmly into the dough and then bake your new ornament at 200 degrees for 2-3 hours. Tada! You will have another homemade ornament to add to your collection, this one from a fluffy friend. And just for fun, check out Barkpost for some other pet themed ornaments. So fun.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Dogs

We love our three dogs. They are a big part of our life. Every one of them has a different personality, needs, and wants. That is a part of what makes them so much fun. Dogs can communicate with us in basic ways with looks, barks, growls, yips, howls and all sorts of body language. Do you know what your dog is trying to tell you?

It turns out your dog is always trying to tell you things, even dogs as aloof as ours are. That steady unwavering gaze means he loves you. If your dog brings you an item, he isn’t necessarily asking you to throw it. He just wants to give you a gift. Several of my friends have dogs who like to lean on people. This leaning behavior is your dog’s version of cuddling. Or, you may have a dog like our oldest who seems to have taken the role of spokesperson for all three. Denali is now telling me they are all hungry and need to be let out.

Here’s the link to all 12 poses and what they mean…

Diply: 12 Things Your Dog Does When He’s Trying To Tell You Something

Dogs

We are dog people. We are also cat and koi people but mostly dogs. We have three. Two siberian huskies and a schipperke. Such sweeties. And trouble makers. But mostly sweeties. They love us so much and the feeling is mutual. How can you tell if your pet loves you? By checking out this roundup from Little Things.

This is so interesting! I learned a lot about my pooches. Did you know that your pup looking at you directly in the eyes is the equivalent of a human hug? Or that cuddling after a meal means that you are important to him/her? Number seven is very true for our pets. They get very excited when we get home. Number three is also true. Are any of these true for your pets? I bet they love you to pieces.

Aren’t animals the best? Learn how to understand yours better here. The American Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals has an interesting article worth a read.

Here’s the link to all 10 cues…

LittleThings: 10 Secret Ways Your Dogs Says ‘I Love You’

Cats

Ok this is crazy! How far would you go for your pets? Would you spend $35,000 on them? I love my furry friends but this is a little ridiculous. One man from Goleta, California, completely transformed his house into a cat wonderland. His 18 cats are living in the lap of luxury in their human sized cat home.

I love the backyard. The pergola is lovely. Surprisingly, the insides of the house still look great. It’s not the disaster you might think. The spiral walkways, scratching poles (floor to ceiling!), and ramps all blend very well into their surrounding and flow seamlessly with the houses decor. I just bought this for my cat. It’s not a remodeled home but he seems to like it and he can hide from the dogs. (I wouldn’t recommend it for large cats, there isn’t a lot of lounging room, but it is perfect for smaller ones.)

See the inside of this kitty fun house here…

Diply: Man With 18 Cats Spends $35,000 To Turn His Home Into A Cat Wonderland

Egg

This video from Elman511 is just funny. It’s all about a big egg. ‘Size difference – the big egg is a lot bigger.’ Truer words my friend. Truer words. I love this guy! His commentary is so funny. I like his wife and kid in the background too ‘Weirrrrd!’ Lol. This definitely fits the definition of a twofur (or two for the price of one). Eggs for breakfast anyone? It’s cool to look at and nature/science is amazing but it doesn’t really make me all that hungry. Lol. Are you in the mood for eggs?

I can’t help thinking about that poor chicken! It mustn’t have been fun laying that beast. I don’t imagine laying eggs is altogether pleasant as it is but this must have been especially unpleasant. It must have been like these babies being born. They were a bit larger than average. Yikes! 17.1 pounds? No thank you!

Here’s the video… Enjoy!